Gold Menu A

This menu is my choice for a primary school who needs a one term per year KS2 programming curriculum using Scratch 2. It mainly uses my Gold programming with a few extras. You can find alternative methods of teaching many modules by exploring the Gold menu at the top.

Algorithmic & Programming Progression

Year 3

Magic Carpet

This is a very old module revised from my oldest module the Smoking Car. Pupils examine a copy of the game as a class and build their own version of it. It is great for introducing the basics of the Scratch interface. Adding and deleting blocks. Working with backgrounds. Simple keyboard input does action.

Magic Carpet Planning 3 x 1 hour sessions

Monologue (Parsons Version)

This is a very easy plan to introduce sequences. You start away from Scratch linking to pupils everyday understanding of sequence before role playing and writing sequences. Pupils load Scratch and open a parsons version where the code has been selected but is not joined together. They use the paper algorithms to help them join the code. Pupils then use the A4 planner to design their own monologue before creating it in Scratch. 2 x 1 hour sessions

Monologue Parsons Problem Planning
Everyday computing concepts PDF
Concept before coding PDF
Monologue Code Download ZIP for Scratch2
Monologue Code Download ZIP for Scratch3
Monologue Code Scratch 3 on the Scratch Website
Monologue Algorithm Plans to build disconnected parsons code
Monologue Algorithm Planner A4 to plan own monologue
Monologue Kahoot 10 Questions Assessment

Shape Sequence Use Modify Create

The class starts away from the computers looking at everyday sequences before role playing and writing their own sequences. Pupils then work in same ability pairs to examine four sprites that each draw a simple 2d shape. They have to answer some questions about the code and mark their work. The second section involves working together to modify some of the code before marking it. Finally at the end pupils split up and have a choice of creative projects to make using their new found shape and sequence understanding. (3 other versions of this planning is available from Gold Shape) 
3 x 1 hour sessions 

Exploring Sequence Shape Planning PDF
Everyday computing concepts PDF
Concept before coding PDF
Sequence USE MODIFY Booklet PDF
Exploring Sequence Code To Use & Modify ZIP
Exploring Sequence Code To Use & Modify On Scratch Website

Lady Bug Munch Game